June 25th, 2021

Welcome back to Friday!!

This week seemed to go really quickly. I’m okay with that. We’re almost halfway through the year!!

Video time.

How North Korea Made the Perfect Counterfeit $100 Bill

How North Korea created what are commonly referred to as “Super Dollars”.

The Squirrel Feeding Machine (Rube Goldberg Machine) | Creezy

“I built a chain reaction machine to feed the squirrels in my backyard. It turns out squirrels aren’t the only animals that eat seeds and nuts!”

See also the extremely complicated “Squirrel Maze 2.0” from Mark Rober.

Exploding Actresses

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Ringling Bros. – How to be A CLOWN

An instructional video from 1987.

It’s long! Over an hour. Yiiiiiikes.

Awriiiiiight. Videos allll wrapped up.

I hope you’re all as well as you can be.

Stay safe out there, and see you next Friday.

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June 18th, 2021

Fridayyyyy!

Apologies for the delay. This week was pretty slammed. But it’s the last Friday of Spring 2021! Summer arrives on Sunday!

We’re getting there everybody!

Ok video time let’s gooooo….

Tom Cardy: Big Breakfast

Yes, I am starting to investigate TikTok.

This guy is silently huge! I’d never heard of him before. He’s great. He’s funny!

Sail Away – Vidukon 2021

“big boat got stuck.”

A summary edit of the struggle of the Ever Given ship in the Suez Canal.

Well done.

Trigger warning: Enya

Best of Web 5 – HD – Zapatou

I normally do not post videos like this. They don’t need the extra views (4.4 million as I write this.) But holy crap YouTube is full of crazy stuff.

Sourced from over 180 yuoutube videos (and credited) this is a pretty great, crazy, unbelievable compilation of people and animals being awesome.

I thought we could use that right now.

82 Year Old Grandma Drives her Porsche 911 GT3 RS Flat-Out at Monza Circuit!

“It’s not every day you see an old lady driving a Porsche 911 GT3 RS and going flatout around a racetrack!

“She’s Sonja M. Heiniger and she’s 82 year old!” (sic)

A great little video!

And there we go! Friday Videos!!! Whuuuuuhoooooo!

Happy Friday everybody. See you next week.

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June 11th, 2021

Welcome back to Friday!

Phew this was a fast week (for me) which I am okay with.

But here we are! And it’s video time!

Let’s go…

Playing With Time

From odd YouTube channel “Macro Room” which has other mind-bending videos.

Clever, clever editing.

518 pieces of Jenga on 1 (Timelapse)

“Watch how Captain Noodles build a massive 518-piece Jenga Tower!”

No joke this gives me anxiety!

Wwwwow insane.

Elmore Flies Again – First EVER #FPV Drone Wedding | Watch a Wedding in a Stately Home from 360°

“Fun and fabulous stately home & sustainable #weddingvenue in Gloucestershire Elmore Court lifts off as a new dawn beckons for post covid events…”

Odd music choices here but wwwwwow the footage. How many test flights before they shot this? Must have been quite a few.

It was shot by the staff of the estate (it’s featured on the estate’s website.)

Lemonade

“A refreshing glass of lemonade on a hot summer’s day.”

If that lemonade is made from felt animated lemons.

From YouTube animator Andrea Love.

Well done.

Making the rounds somewhat.

Also I love actual Lemonade!

Ta daaaaa! Friday videos! Allll wrapped up.

Have a Happy Friday and a most excellent weekend.

See you next week.

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June 4th, 2021

Happy Frriiiiidayyyyy!!

And welcome to the first Friday Videos edition of June 2021. Huzzah!

Video time!

This Dog Can “Talk” To Her Owner | Mashable

“Bunny, a Sheepadoodle, took TikTok by storm after using AAC, or Augmentative Alternative Communication, to “speak” with her owner.”

This is amazing.

There is also an Instagram to follow.

My cat has developed a vocabulary of around 10 “words” (based on cat vocalizations.) Almost all food related but also pretty specific.

I love this breakthrough.

THE VOYAGE – Bark Europa sails 10000 nautical miles from Ushuaia to Scheveningen

“In the first half of 2020, Bark Europa sailed nonstop from Argentina to the Netherlands amid the Covid-19 breakout and ongoing international restrictions and port lockdowns. This was the longest nonstop voyage she has ever done, over 10000 nautical miles, starting in Ushuaia in the southern tip of Argentina all the way to the her home port, Scheveningen in the Netherlands. This video is the first hand account fo the life on board during this voyage.”

This is amazing. You see a lot of teamwork and mutual support throughout this video. It’s a harrowing journey but this group makes it with good humor and a lot of professionalism. I could not do this.

Why do honeybees love hexagons?

“Honeybees are some of nature’s finest mathematicians. Not only can they calculate angles and comprehend the roundness of the earth, these smart insects build and live in one of the most mathematically efficient architectural designs around: the beehive.”

Sent along by Tianna S.

Before Beta: Sony’s 1969 “Camcorder”

“14 years before the first camcorder hit the market, Sony put out a machine that promised to be everything the camcorder would be. It wasn’t.”

From YouTuber Cathode Ray Dude, who does deep dives on some truly bizarre vintage home video equipment.

And there we have it. Friday Videos!

Stay safe and dry this weekend. Happy Friday!

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